After a squabble over a fare, a taxi driver was stabbed in the arm.


After a squabble over a fare, a taxi driver was stabbed in the arm.

A taxi driver was stabbed in the arm after a fare dispute, according to authorities.

Just before 1.25pm, Merseyside Police were contacted to complaints that a man had dropped off a male passenger on Ennismore Road, Old Swan, and a fight had erupted over the taxi fare.

The passenger and another man then assaulted the taxi driver, stabbing him in the arm and taking other items from the cab.

During the assault, the driver received a puncture wound to his arm.

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A woman was also present, although she was not involved in the assault, and all three people escaped the scene via St Ives Grove.

An investigation is ongoing, and a 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supporting a criminal. He is currently being held in custody.

In the region, there have also been CCTV, forensic, and house-to-house investigations.

“We are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was robbed and abused in the Old Swan area this afternoon,” Detective Inspector Ben Dyer said.

“Thankfully, he was not physically harmed during the assault, but his trauma has left him deeply shaken.

“I would encourage anyone who was in the Ennismore Road area and saw or heard anything strange to contact us because they may have information that is crucial to our inquiry.

“Anyone with doorbell, cellphone, or dash cam footage of the event or the three people fleeing the area is highly wanted.”

Anyone with information should contact @MerPolCC or CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 and quote reference 21000426609 in their message.


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